2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Committee Approved)

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K-12 - Reduce Textbook Funding and Increase Local Discretion

Item 140 #6s

Item 140 #6s

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2009 $0 FY2010 ($39,657,117) GF

Page 135, line 25, strike "$5,896,909,251" and insert "$5,857,252,134".
Page 135, line 28, strike "$5,384,873,208" and insert "$5,345,216,091".
Page 136, line 27, strike "$79,314,230" and insert "$39,657,113".
Page 151, line 41, strike "79,314,230" and insert "$39,657,113".
Page 151, line 44, after "and" strike "$118.52" and insert "$59.26".
Page 151, line 45, after "year." insert:
"The locality in which the school division is located shall appropriate these funds solely for textbooks or any other public education expenditure by the school division in the second year.  No local match is required to receive these state funds in the second year and such local match shall be excluded from the determination of required local effort in the second year pursuant to Item  140 B.8a. through h. and Section 22.1-97, Code of Virginia."
Page 151, after line 56 insert:
"5).  The Department of Education shall calculate textbook funding based on 100 percent of the statewide prevailing per pupil cost for rebenchmarking the cost of the Standards of Quality for the 2010-2012 biennium.
6) For purposes of calculating rebenchmarking costs for textbooks for the 2012-2014 biennium, the Department of Education shall include the higher of the fiscal year 2009 or fiscal year 2010 division-level textbook per pupil amount in calculating the base year statewide prevailing per pupil amount.  For this calculation, the Department of Education shall adjust, with one additional year of inflation, any fiscal year 2009 division-level per pupil textbook expenditure data used in calculating the base year statewide prevailing per pupil amount."

(This amendment reduces funding for textbooks in FY 2010 by 50 percent. In addition, localities are not required to provide a local required match. This reduction was required to offset the loss of revenues assumed in the budget as introduced. This is a one-time action and will not be continued in the 2010-12 biennium rebenchmarking nor will it adversely affect funding for the 2012-14 biennium.)